British Popular Customs, Present and Past; Illustrating the Social and Domestic Manners of the People: Arranged According to the Calendar of the Year.
Detroit, Michigan, Singing Tree Press. 1968, Facsimile reprint of 1876 Edition. Hard Cover. 520 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - grey cloth with purple title block and gold lettering on spine. Facsimile reprint of George Bell and Sons, London, 1876 edition. Looks at the customs of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, arranged in calendar order and including, among many others, New Year's Day, St. Valentine's Day, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Eel Fair, Flitting Day, Royal Oak Day, Midsummer Eve, Eccles Wake, St. Modwen's Day, Hallow Eve, Gunpowder Plot, Christmas, Holy Innocent's Day, etc. etc. Interior - previous owner's label on front pastedown, pen scribbling on most of free front endpaper, soft creasing at top corner of pages 99 to 116, very small light stain at top of rear inside hinge. Exterior - light edgewear, very light small soiling marks on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine lightly concave. Good/No Jacket.
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Keywords: British, Customs, Social, Domestic Life, Celebrations, Holidays, New Year's Day, All Soul's, Berkshire, Christmas, Buckinghamshire, Ireland, Irish, Hobby Horse, Wales, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, May Day, Scotland, Twelfth Night, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, W